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Jordan Schonig

Assistant Professor
Film, Television and Digital Media

j.schonig@tcu.edu | 817-257-6545


Ph.D., University of Chicago
B.A., University of California, Irvine

Courses Taught

FTDM 10143 - Introduction to Film and Television Aesthetics

Areas of Focus

Film Theory; Philosophy and Film; Social Media and Internet Culture

  • The Shape of Motion: Cinema and the Aesthetics of Movement (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021)
  • “Designed by Chance: Form and Recorded Motion.” JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 61, no. 1 (2021): 173-178.
  • “Locomotive Views: Lateral Movement and the Flatness of the Moving Image.” In Deep Mediations, eds. Karen Redrobe and Jeff Scheible (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021), 36-56
  • “The haecceity effect: on the aesthetics of cinephiliac moments.” Screen 61, no. 2 (2020): 255-271.
  • ““Liking” as creating: On aesthetic category memes.” New Media & Society 22, no. 1 (2020): 26-48.
  • “The chained camera: on the ethics and politics of the follow-shot aesthetic.” New Review of Film and Television Studies 16, no. 3 (2018): 264-294.
  • “Contingent Motion: Rethinking the “Wind in the Trees” in Early Cinema and CGI.” Discourse 40, no. 1 (2018): 30-61.
  • “Seeing aspects of the moving camera: On the twofoldness of the mobile frame.” Synoptique 5, no. 2 (2017): 57
  • Lecturer in the Cinema Department, Binghamton University (2020-2022)
  • Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term) of Film Studies, Michigan State University (2019-2020)
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Humanities, University of Chicago (2017-2019)